January 30, 2017

Trump Monday

Or I might say, Day ten of President Trump's first hundred.

The next "deplorable policy" has been signed:

President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

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For the rest of fiscal 2017, the cap will require that the cost of any additional regulations be completely offset by undoing existing rules, the official said on customary condition of anonymity.

Trump, a businessman turned politician, campaigned on a promise to reduce federal regulations that he said burdened American businesses.

Major regulations are typically reviewed by the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before they are issued. That review will continue under this new measure, but agencies will also have to identify what two regulations will be repealed to offset the costs of any new rule.

Who does he think he is, holding the federal government's Executive Branch accountable for the consequences of its actions like that!

Trump Revolution We're from the government, and here to help. Posted by JohnGalt at January 30, 2017 2:57 PM

Now we're talking! So, this is an EO, too? Now, I'm fumbling with my separation of powers ken... this doesn't require legislation?

Posted by: nanobrewer at January 30, 2017 11:45 PM

Nossir, I wouldn't think so. As the Chief Executive he has ultimate control over the bureaucracies and agencies that comprise the Administrative State. It may require firing nearly half of all agency employees, but it is possible for him to reign in Leviathan.

(Hey, a guy can dream.)

Posted by: johngalt at January 31, 2017 12:23 PM | What do you think? [2]